Landscaping with Deer
Deer Resistant Plants
No plant is completely deer proof, but here is a list of plants people are usually successful growing in their yard that deer do not eat.
Bald Cypress, Cherry Laurel, Crape Myrtle, Deodora Cedar, Eastern Red Cedar, False Cypress, Flowering Cherry, Fringe Tree, Gingko, Leyland Cypress, Maples (Red & Sugar), Most Hollies, Norway Spruce, Oaks, Palms, Persimnon, Pines, Redbud, River Birch, Serviceberry, Sourwood, Southern Magnolias, Vitex (Chaste), Wax Myrtle
Abelia, Anise, Barberry, Beautyberry, Bottlebrush Buckeye, Boxwood, Caryoptres, Cotoneaster, Daphne, Deutzia, Eleagnus, Forsythia, Fothergilla, Gardenia, Hollies, Itea, Juniper, Kerria, Lilac, Mahonia, Mock Orange, Nandina, Ornamental Grasses, Paperbush, Pieris, Quince, Rose of Sharon, Rosemary, Spirea, Spreading Yew, Sweetbox, Sweetshrub, Viburnum, Weigelia, Witch Hazel, Yucca
Artemsia, Baptisia, Beebalm, Bleeding Hearts, Cardinal Flower, Christmas Fern, Chrysanthemum, Cinnamon Fern, Columbine, Coneflower, Crocosmia, Daffodil, Dianthus, Forget-Me-Nots, Heuchera, Iris, Japanese Anemone, Lamb’s Ear, Lavender, Lenton Rose, Peony, Redhot Poker, Rosemary, Russian Sage, Salvia, Shasta Daisy, Society Garlic, Thyme, Toad Lily, Veronica, Yarrow
Carolina Jessamine, Honeysuckle, Trumpet Vine
Ageratum, Alyssum, Cleome, Dusty Miller, Heliotrope, Lantana, Lobelia, Marigold, Morning Glory, Parsley, Penta, Snapdragon, Verbena, Wax leaf Begonia, Zinnia
Avoid These Plants
Aucuba, Asiatic Lily, Black-Eyed-Susan, Candytuft, Camellia ,Crabapple, Crocus, Fatsia, Hosta, Hydrangea, Indian Hawthorn ,Pansy, Rose, Sedum Autumn Joy
Many of our customers have great success using Liquid Fence deer repellant. Each application last about 30 days even with rains.
Try to avoid fertilizing your plants with synthetic fertilizers, using organic fertilizers instead. Synthetic fertilizers seem to attract deer.
When in doubt, purchases one plant and try it out for a week or two before making a large investment in a particular plant.
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